GP Super Clinic has strong community support

Dr Di Blankensee, Andrew Armstrong [Architect], Justine Elliot MP take a look at the new super clinic. Photo Contributed
Dr Di Blankensee, Andrew Armstrong [Architect], Justine Elliot MP take a look at the new super clinic. Photo Contributed Contributed

RICHMOND MP Justine Elliot was in Tweed Heads South today inspecting a building site that would soon be the region's first GP Super Clinic.

The federal government contributed almost $7 million to the project that would see more health services delivered to people in the Tweed.

"Locals asked for better health services before the last election and I'm really excited that this service is close to becoming a reality. The GP Super Clinic will deliver better access for health services in a single, convenient location," Mrs Elliot said.

"The GP Super Clinic has received strong community support. This service will help take the pressure off the very busy Tweed Hospital, it will deliver better local access to integrated health services, and it will provide construction jobs over the coming months."

According to the Federal Department of Health and Aging, it's anticipated that the Tweed Heads clinic will provide general practice and services including psychology, physiotherapy, diabetes education, dietetics and podiatry, with an emphasis on chronic disease care and preventive activities.

It is also expected to offer mental health care nursing, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, continence physiotherapy, asthma education, dental, pathology, a social worker and an Aboriginal health worker.

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